September 22nd, 2016

Book themed fun in Redditch to mark Dahl’s birthday

Book themed fun in Redditch to mark Dahl’s birthday Book themed fun in Redditch to mark Dahl’s birthday
Updated: 9:30 am, Sep 16, 2016

MAGIC has been brewing in Redditch this week, with celebrations for Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday themed around some of his most famous books.

Fantastical costumes and storytelling at Beoley First School resulted in an unlikely meeting between an Oompa Loompa and the BFG, and the children enjoyed creating dream jars, making Twits’ beards and using a green screen to add the themselves to Quentin Blake illustrations.

Katie Sweeney, Deputy Head said “The children all looked amazing and went to a great deal of effort. They thoroughly enjoyed all of the activities which helped them to extend their knowledge of both Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake.”

Youngsters across Redditch have been enjoying events themed around Roald Dahl’s famous books and children at Bright Kids Nursery in Crabbs Cross celebrated his birthday on Tuesday (Septmeber 13) by dressing up and enjoying some marvelously themed activities.

As well as trying out some chocolatey treats from their very own Wonka factory and some peach delights and fruity pancakes, both inspired by James and the Giant Peach and Matilda, the youngsters invented some lotions and potions, creating their very own Marvelous Medicine and BFG dreams.

Anita Shepherd, nursery manager, said: “We decided to celebrate his birthday by having a special day themed around his books where children and staff could dress up as their favourite famous character.

“Literacy is an important part of the children’s lives here at the nursery and we want to help the children to not just read, but enjoy reading. If the children haven’t yet read Roald Dahl’s books, they will have seen the films so they are familiar with the characters.

“It was an exciting day with a few snozzberries – and thankfully no snozzcumbers.”

Roald Dahl’s famous stories including The Twits, James and the Giant Peach and George’s Marvellous Medicine, have sold more than 250 million books throughout the world, and this week marked the biggest ever celebration of the children’s novelist to mark his 100th birthday on September 13.

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